Interested in having Sprocket Entertainment provide some top notch quality comedy for you? Or if you would like to see our promotional video to get a better look at what we provide, just contact us at Comedyinfo@sprocketent.com or phone our office at 951-929-3586. We employ only professional comedians and produce only professional shows. Drop us a line and see how we can make your event a most successful one.
Comedy gives your establishment a unique appeal
What is Sprocket's Comedy Club?
Sprocket's Comedy Club is a franchise
What is Sprocket Entertainment and how was it Created?
Sprocket Entertainment was formed in 1998 by Lamont Ferguson. After years of working in the Comedy industry, he found that many talent agencies were charging venues a high fee to provide them comedy but the Talent agency would take anywhere from 30-50% of the gross for their own. This would take away from the quality of talent, because the amount of money left in the budget was so slim after the agency got their cut. This is why you see many comedy shows that are not quite up to par because some agencies disguise Feature acts as Headliners, and Emcees as Feature/Middle acts. Sprocket Entertainment. receives only 10-20% therefore leaving a higher budget to bring you the quality performers that you deserve.
Your Comedy Needs?
We can handle any comedy need you may desire. If you're looking to bring comics to your venue daily, every week, every other week, etc. We will work around your needs. If you are looking to bring an emcee to host an event, or a Nationally known celebrity comedian, we are your one-stop comedy supplier. We can supply you with a promo tape upon request.
Looking for Corporate Comedy?
If you have clients that hold corporate conventions, meetings, etc. at your establishment, let Sprocket Entertainment. be your direct supplier for their event entertainment. We will supply clean comedy that will liven up any corporate event.
Who Are The Weekly Comedians?
Unless you are contracting Celebrity performers on a regular basis, the comedians' names normally would not have a high-public recognition; however, many of the entertainers have appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night w/ David Letterman, HBO, Showtime, Star Search, MTV, A&E, and Comedy Central. The point here is that Sprocket Entertainment. will provide you consistent top-quality entertainers week after week. The audiences return because Sprocket's Comedy Stop has "funny" comedians every week, and recognition is not a prerequisite for a laugh-filled evening of comedy. Each comedian will be a Nationally touring professional comedian.
How Many Comedians Should We Use?
Most full-time/weekend comedy clubs in the country use a format of three comedians. Normally when doing just one night a week, two comics will suffice. OPENER/EMCEE: This comedian is capable of doing 15-20 minutes at the beginning of the show, and will serve as a master of ceremonies throughout the performance. FEATURE/MIDDLE ACT: This act is very important because he/she serves as a segue for the entire program. This comedian is capable of doing a quality 25-30 on a regular basis. HEADLINER: This performer closes the show and is capable of doing a consistent laugh filled 40-60 minute set.
How Will It Affect My Venue?
Every room is different, But the goal is to use comedy to promote your less profitable nights to bring in more revenue to you, and to make your room stand out in the community because of the uniqueness of the promotion. Surveys have proven that less than 10% of the American population has ever been to a comedy club, so with the right promotion, you will be bringing in a new and varied audience that will return to see comedy on a regular basis. As an added bonus, many comedians provide mailing lists at the end of their shows so they can promote themselves the next time they are in your club, creating less advertising work on your end.
How Profitable Is a Comedy Night?
Every town is going to be different, but with the right promotions, you can make your comedy night a huge success. Sprocket Entertainment. can assist you with ideas how to promote your venue to reach highest profit potential, i.e. unique advertising strategies, dinner and a show ideas, bringing in a well-known celebrity, group parties/conventions, etc.
What Is The Cost?
Always the question on everyone's mind!! We can provide you comedians at any cost, but you will always be getting what you pay for. There are plenty of agencies that will provide you with an inferior product for a lower price. Although this is a good way for an agency to ring up a sale, we feel that it's not good for our industry, our clients, or our talent. Prices will vary according to the following: the amount of shows each night, which night(s) of the week you will be needing comedians, the number of comedians, the quality of talent you desire. Please call us for an official price quote.
What Will Be My Contractual Obligations?
Sprocket Entertainment. realizes that the entertainment business can be very fast-paced even for the most experienced manager. If coming on as a weekly client, you will need to give a deposit of your weekly comic cost. Many agencies tie you down to long-term contracts. We do not feel that you should have to stay on for a lengthy period of time if comedy is not working for you. We only require a written 30-day notice of termination so the comedians can be notified to find other work since they are usually booked months in advance.
What Will Sprocket Entertainment. Provide?
- A representative will visit your club, if so desired, to evaluate your sound, lights, seating arrangements, and basically walk you through the steps of a successful comedy night(s).
- Information with the proper "Do's & Don'ts" of the having a comedy night or nights.
- A consistent supply of topnotch comedic talent on a weekly basis.
- We provide media support, press releases, promotional materials and photos of the comedians in advance of the appearance so you can properly promote the shows.
- Sprocket's Comedy Stop logos will be provided for you to use in all print advertising use i.e. newspaper ads, banners, flyers, etc.
- A personal client/representative touch to answer any questions you may have regarding day-to-day problems that may arise in regard to operating your comedy night(s).
Our goal is to find a way to make comedy work for you! Thank you for taking the time to read this information, and we look forward to bringing you on as a client!